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PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Oregon City's N'Dea Flye and the sixth-ranked Pioneers will be back in action on Wednesday when they host No. 27 Cleveland in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
February 28, 2017

Class 6A girls first round, Class 5A Play-Ins coming on Wednesday

by Miles Vance
The winners of Wednesday's playoff contests will be back in action again on Saturday
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tualatin junior Alexis Angeles and the 11th-ranked Timberwolves will host No. 22 Central Catholic in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
February 27, 2017

Class 6A boys first round, Class 5A Play-Ins coming on Tuesday

by Miles Vance
The winners of Tuesday's playoff contests will be back in action again on Friday
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - The Cougars celebrate after beating Jordan Valley 51-49 in a last-second showdown to advance to the final eight with the hopes of repeating as class 1A state champions.
February 27, 2017

Country Christian is headed back to Baker

by Conner Williams
Last second free throws by Anna Farner clinch Cougars' 51-49 win over Jordan Valley


OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - David Douglas guard Anna Truong moves down the floor ahead of Spragues Kat Olson after swiping a steal in the second half.
February 26, 2017

Slow shooting night ends Scots' season

by David Ball
Sprague carries a double-digit margin throughout the second half of Saturday's qualifier game
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Centennial senior Jeret Schmelling grabs a rebound during the Eagles' 42-40 victory over Aloha Friday. The win earns Centennial a spot in the state playoffs, where they play at Sprague on Tuesday night.
February 26, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Centennial edges Aloha to advance to state basketball…

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Eagle boys edge the visiting Warriors 42-40 to earn a spot in the state tournament
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Hillsboro's Corey Hindley drives around La Salle Prep's Ange Toku during the second half of Friday's Northwest Oregon Conference boys' basketball game.
February 25, 2017

Plan B lifts La Salle Prep over visiting Hillsboro, 47-45

by Jim Beseda
Seth Robertson's 3-pointer with 22 seconds left helps decide Friday night's Northwest Oregon Conference boy's basketball game at La Salle Prep.
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Aleha Goodman (1) anchored a defense that held Hillsboro to two first-half points in Friday's 48-21 Northwest Oregon Conference girls' basketball game at La Salle Prep.
February 25, 2017

La Salle Prep girls complete undefeated NWOC run, 48-21

by Jim Beseda
The Falcons relied on defense to jump out to a 19-2 halftime lead over visting Hillsboro, and then went on wrap up a fifth consecutive undefeated league season and third as a member of the 5A…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks' Blake Gobel goes up for a rebound over Stayton's Jerry Daniels during the Braves' Feb. 24 game at Banks High School.
February 25, 2017

Brave boys moving on after 60-49 win over Stayton

by Wade Evanson
Senior Jake Evans scores 13 second quarter points to boost Banks towards their post-season win over the Eagles
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Newberg's Taylor Rarick and the Tigers will be back in action at 7 p.m. Saturday when they host Willamette in the Class 6A state Play-In round.
February 24, 2017

Class 6A girls Play-In games due Saturday, first round coming on…

by Miles Vance
Saturday's four winners will join the 32-team OSAA state playoff bracket
TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Century's Brennan Howell and the Jaguars will be back on the court tonight (Friday, Feb. 24) when they host Franklin in the Class 6A Play-In round at 7 p.m.
February 24, 2017

Class 6A boys Play-In games due tonight, first round coming on…

by Miles Vance
Tonight's four winners will join the 32-team OSAA state playoff bracket
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Hillsboro's Katherine Salas (with ball) meets defensive resistance as La Salle Prep's Colby Jansen (left), Reese Timm (12) and Isabella Crowley (20) close in during the second half of Friday's Northwest Oregon Conference girls' basketball game.
February 24, 2017

Photo gallery: La Salle girls cap undefeated NWOC run

by Jim Beseda
The Falcons held Hillsboro to one first-half field goal and opened a 19-2 halftime lead before wrapping up their fifth consecutive league championship and thrird as a member of the 5A Northwest…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Glencoe's Sydney Larrison posts up during the Tide's game versus Sunset Feb. 17 at Glencoe High School.
February 24, 2017

Tide girls upset No. 5-ranked Sunset

by Wade Evanson
Glencoe beats the Apollos 54-47 on the backs of seniors Abby Anderson and Jordyn Feinauer
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Century guard Oscar Quintero takes a three point shot during the Jags' 64-58 play in win over Franklin Friday night.
February 24, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Century downs Franklin 64-58.

by Pamplin Media Group
Century beats Franklin to advance to the 6A state playoffs.
REVIEW PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: MILES VANCE - Lakeridge senior Jimmy Li -normally the team's manager - took his turn in the spotlight on Tuesday, joining the team on court to celebrate four years of being cancer-free after previously diagnosed with a brain tumor.
February 23, 2017

Lakeridge boys basketball manager Jimmy Li celebrates season,…

by Miles Vance
Li, four years after a brain cancer diagnosis, celebrates with the team's nIne seniors
DAN BROOD - Members of the Tigard High School girls basketball team, including Kylie Warren (21) and Campbell Gray (3), are all smiles following the 50-35 win over Lake Oswego.
February 23, 2017

Tigard tops Lake Oswego to claim TRL title

by Dan Brood
The Tigers, who will host a state playoff game Wednessday, pull away late to get a 50-35 win over the Lakers
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - Molalla senior Audrey Rieskamp goes in for a layup during the Indians' 59-52 win over Corbett on senior night Tuesday.
February 23, 2017

Indians finish regular season on 8-game winning streak

by Conner Williams
Wiesner: chemistry, work ethic, youth program all contributed to historic season
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Explosive Geno West of Jefferson High has helped the Democrats pass four-time defending Class 6A champion West Linn in the polls.
February 23, 2017

Jefferson a force to be reckoned with

by Paul Danzer
PREP FOCUS: No. 1 and PIL champion Democrats' brotherly bonding revolves around food
OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Damascus Christian girls coach Dave Wakefield has the Eagles entering the playoffs with a 22-2 record, despite a roster of only seven players.
February 23, 2017

Eagles defy the odds in quest for Baker City

by David Ball
Dave Wakefield has balanced one sub and a foreign-exchange player to lift Damascus Christian to the Valley 10 title
OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Barlows Diana Gotur cuts in front of Central defender Kellis Deck for a layup during the Bruins 59-51 loss Tuesday.
February 23, 2017

Sizzling start, fast finish, not enough for Barlow

by David Ball
Central Catholic girls lock up third place with 59-51 win in league finale
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lakeridge senior Ian Gaekwad drives the baseline during his team's 77-70 win over Canby on Tuesday night.
February 22, 2017

Slideshow: Lakeridge 77, Canby 70

by Miles Vance
The Cougars give the Pacers a run for their money before falling short
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lakeridge's Immanuel Allen tries to go up against Canby's Peter Wilmes and Austin Kirkwood during the Pacers' 77-70 home win on Tuesday.
February 22, 2017

Lakeridge boys outlast Canby 77-70 in Three Rivers League finale

by Miles Vance
The Pacers will likely face a first-round road game, while the Cougars head to the Play-In round
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lakeridge's Immanuel Allen tries to go up against Canby's Peter Wilmes and Austin Kirkwood during the Pacers' 77-70 home win on Tuesday.
February 22, 2017

Lakeridge boys outlast Canby 77-70 in Three Rivers League finale

by Miles Vance
The Pacers will likely face a first-round road game, while the Cougars head to the Play-In round
LON AUSTIN/FOR THE PIONEER - Madras junior Kanim Smith (45) pulls down a rebound over Crook County's Will Combee during Tuesday night's game.
February 22, 2017

Madras boys clinch playoff bid in win over Crook County

by Lon Austin
With a playoff spot on the line for both teams, the White Buffalos beat the Cowboys 80-49; Madras travels to Sisters Friday for play-in game at 7 p.m.
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - North Clackamas Christian coach Grant Nelson has the Saints of Oregon City back in the OSAA Class 1A boys' basketball round of 16 for the first time in five seasons.
February 22, 2017

Photo gallery: NCC defeats Willamette Valley 47-38

by Jim Beseda
North Clackamas Christian defeated Willamette Valley Christian 47-38 in Tuesday's opening round of the OSAA Class 1A boys' basketball playoffs.
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lakeridge's Sierra Zevenbergen goes to the basket during her team's 67-34 home loss on Tuesday.
February 22, 2017

Seniors shine in Lakeridge girls' final game of season

by Andrew Kilstrom
Seniors score the final three buckets in 67-34 loss to Canby
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - With the game well in hand in the fourth quarter, Madras starters (from left) Annie Whipple, Lynden Harry, Kaliyah Iverson, Jiana Smith-Francis and Jackie Zamora were able to cheer on their teammates from the bench.
February 22, 2017

Buffs blow by Cowgirls at home

by Will Denner
Madras girls' hot shooting helps them to a 61-38 victory over Crook County; Buffs head to Cottage Grove for play-in game Saturday at 7 p.m.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Culver sophomore Irma Retano (holding ball) took over ballhandling duties after the Bulldogs' point guard Mia Gamboa fouled out at the end of the third quarter. Retano led the team with 19 points, but once she fouled out in the fourth, the team unraveled.
February 22, 2017

Culver girls see their season conclude in Pendleton

by Will Denner
Foul trouble hurts Bulldogs in CBC District Tournament loss to Weston-McEwen.
PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion sophomore Emily Scanlan attempts to stop the Eagles from taking the ball up the court in the Huskies' fourth-quarter comeback, where the team rallied from a 35-21 deficit to send the game to overtime.
February 22, 2017

Girls basketball: North Marion girls stumble in overtime

by Phil Hawkins
No. 8 Huskies rally, but fall short in 49-47 loss to Stayton
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - North Clackamas Christian's Ethan Kassebaum leads the break during the second half of Tuesday's OSAA Class 1A boys' basketball playoff game against Willamette Valley Christian.
February 21, 2017

1A playoffs: Late surge lifts NCC over Willamette Valley

by Jim Beseda
An 8-2 run at the start of the fourth quarter helped lift North Clackamas Christian to a 47-38 victory over Willamette Valley Christian in Tuesday's opening round of the OSAA Class 1A boys'…
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - Colton junior Grace James looks for room during their game against Pleasant Hill on Dec. 27.
February 21, 2017

Lady Viks' season comes to an end

by Conner Williams
Colton girls finish just over .500 on the season, fifth in PacWest Conference
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - Molalla junior Marcus Simpson goes in for a layup during the Indians' 51-36 loss on senior night last Friday.
February 21, 2017

Molalla boys fall on senior night

by Conner Williams
Estacada turns the tables and grabs the win 51-36 last Friday
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JIM BESEDA  - Country Christian's Derek Halverson scored 25 of his game-high 39 points in the second half to help carry the Cougars to a 64-54 victory over Southwest Christian in Thursday's third-place game of the Valley 10 Conference boys' basketball tournament at Multnomah University. Halverson also was named to the all-league first team and the league's all-defensive team.
February 21, 2017

Cougar boys clinch playoff berth

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian on a four-game winning streak after beating Open Door, Southwest Christian
SUBMITTED PHOTO: DENISE DAVIS  - Colton senior Sam Ryan leaps up for a lay-in last Saturday during the Vikings' league playoff matchup against Jefferson at Sprague High School in Salem.
February 21, 2017

Colton stomps Jefferson, moves on to playoffs

by Conner Williams
Vikings head to Amity this Friday to take on the no. 2 Warriors
PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTINA CONROY  - Molalla junior Sierra Cox dribbles past a Crook County defender during the Indians' 59-27 win over Crook County last Tuesday.
February 21, 2017

15 years later, the wait is over

by Conner Williams
Molalla girls basketball team grabs first league title since 2002
PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais Cougars senior guard Andrea Villegas
February 22, 2017

The 2017 All-Independent girls basketball team

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn Independent sports editor selects top basketball talent in the region
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Sherwood's Cami Reuter goes up for a shot during her team's 26-23 loss to West Linn at Sherwood High School on Friday night.
February 20, 2017

Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest basketball…

by Miles Vance
League title races and the state playoff picture are now coming into sharper focus
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Andre Best tries to get around a Sherwood defender during his team's 67-43 win at Sherwood High School on Friday.
February 20, 2017

West Linn boys beat Sherwood 67-43 for 12th straight victory

by Miles Vance
The Lions have their ups and downs but still win easily
DAN BROOD - Tualatin seniors (from left) Hayden Deuna, Donovan Tafua and Johnny Harvey celebrate following Tafua's game-winning basket in Friday's game with Lake Oswego.
February 19, 2017

Wolves tip Lakers on buzzer-beater

by Dan Brood
Donovan Tafua's last-second hoop gives Tualatin a 39-37 win in TRL thriller
PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais head coach Kyle Buse high fives his players after ending the first quarter on a 5-0 run in the Cougars' 26-24 win over Scio to in the PacWest playoffs. Gervais advances to the state tournament for the first time since 2012.
February 19, 2017

Girls basketball: Gervais punches playoff ticket with 26-24 win…

by Phil Hawkins
Freshman Isabelle Vasquez scores the game-winning basket to put Cougars in state playoffs for first time since 2012
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton head coach Andrew Vancil and the Beaver boys basketball team won their second straight Metro League title on Friday.
February 18, 2017

Beavers clinch back-to-back Metro crowns

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton boys basketball team upends Southridge to clinch outright Metro League championship

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TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Kennedy Fulcher drives through the key during her team's 26-23 win at Sherwood High School on Friday night.
Feb 18, 2017

West Linn girls post key 26-23 win at Sherwood

by Miles Vance
The win keeps the Lions within a half-game of league-leading Tigard
OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Centennials Dawson Day breaks to the basket past Central Catholics Connor Standring to score a layup in the second half of Fridays 52-46 road loss.
Feb 18, 2017

Eagles see comeback hopes stolen away

by David Ball
Centennial sits on the edge of the wildcard chase heading into Tuesday's finale
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Nolan Bertain makes a no-look pass during his team's 67-43 win at Sherwood High School on Friday night.
Feb 18, 2017

Slideshow: West Linn 67, Sherwood 43

by Miles Vance
The Lions fight past a game Sherwood team 67-43 on Friday night
PMG PHOTO - Wilsonville's Zach Reichle goes for the ball against La Salle in his team's 50-46 win on Friday night.
Feb 18, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from Feb. 17,…

by Miles Vance
Oregon's best go at it hard as the regular season enters its final week
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton head coach Andrew Vancil and the Beaver boys basketball team won their second straight Metro League title on Friday.
Feb 18, 2017

Feb. 17 high school basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Big games and big results are everywhere from Friday's high school games
OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Damascus Christians Silas Marvin caught the defense going the wrong way on this trip to the basket for two of his game-high 18 points.
Feb 18, 2017

Damascus boys rise to the challenge

by David Ball
The Eagles erase a late deficit to claim the Valley 10 crown
PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy junior Molly Jaeger led the No. 3 Trojans with 12 points in a 43-36 loss to No. 2 Western Mennonite in the Tri-River Conference championship game on Saturday.
Feb 18, 2017

Girls basketball: No. 2 Western Mennonite prevails 43-36 over…

by Phil Hawkins
Trojans squander 15-0 lead and fall to Pioneers for the second consecutive week
HERALD PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Tigard guard Kylie Warren hit key free throws and scored a game-high 21 points against Canby.
Feb 17, 2017

Girls basketball: Kylie Warren leads Tigard to a thrilling…

by Corey Buchanan
Down by four with under one minute left, Tigard claws back and earns a 63-55 win
Feb 17, 2017

Slideshow: West Linn 26, Sherwood 23

by Miles Vance
The Lions rally from a late deficit to win at Sherwood High School
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Sherwood's Calahan Crawford (left) and the rest of the 10th-ranked Lady Bowmen welcome No. 11 West Linn to Sherwood High School at 5:45 p.m. tonight (Friday, Feb. 17) in a key Three Rivers League matchup.
Feb 17, 2017

High school basketball sets the stage for playoffs on Feb. 17

by Miles Vance
League titles and playoff spots in all divisions get closer to being finalized tonight
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Elijah Gonzales drives to the basket during the first half of Friday's Mt. Hood Confrence home game against Barlow.
Feb 22, 2017

Defense lifts Clackamas to Senior Night blowout, 78-55

by Jim Beseda
Barlow can't keep pace after the first quarter as the Cavaliers pull away and clinch the outright Mt. Hood Conference title for the second season in a row.
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - North Clackamas Christian's Jenna Lay (left) drives around Southwest Christian's Maddie Lang during Thursday's Valley 10 League tournament game at Multnomah University.
Feb 17, 2017

North Clackamas girls clinch 1A state playoff berth, 39-32

by Jim Beseda
The Saints of Oregon City downed Southwest Christian 39-32 in Thursday's third-place game at the Valley 10 League girls' basketball tournament at Multnomah University.
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - North Clackamas Christian's Lane Ehigh scored a team-high 12 points in Thursday's 39-36 loss to Damascus Christian at Multnomah University.
Feb 17, 2017

NCC-Damascus title game goes down to wire, 39-36

by Jim Beseda
Damascus Christian rallied for a 39-36 win over North Clackamas Chrstian in Thursday's championship final of the Valley 10 League boys' basketball tournament at Multnomah University.
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Tiffany Smith grabs an offensive rebound and goes back up for two during the Cowgirls' loss to the Gladstone Gladiators on Friday. Smith led the Cowgirls in scoring in the game with 12 points.
Feb 17, 2017

Gladstone controls tempo in win at Crook County

by Lon Austin
Gladiators use strong defense and patient offense to gradually pull away from the Cowgirls for an easy win
SANDY POST: MATT RAWLINGS - Mason Gorski defending the ball at the top of the key
Feb 17, 2017

Sandy wins handily against St. Helens

by Matt Rawlings
The Pioneers nearly reach the century mark in the win
PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion senior Tanner Scanlan scored a career-high 35 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter of the No. 8 Huskies' 72-52 win over Stayton on Friday.
Feb 17, 2017

Boys basketball: No. 8 North Marion pulls away from Stayton in…

by Phil Hawkins
Scanlan scores career-high 35 points, while Martin puts up near-triple double on senior night
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Clackamas' Cole Turner (left) and the Cavaliers moved up to No. 3 in the OSAA's latest Class 6A boys basketball power rankings, trailing only Jefferson and West Linn.
Feb 16, 2017

Clackamas boys climb to No. 3 in latest Class 6A boys basketball…

by Miles Vance
The Cavaliers leapfrog West Salem and North Medford to rise to third
PMG PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks' Aspen Slifka and the Braves solidified their hold on second place in the latest OSAA Class 4A girls basketball power rankings, winning its last four games in a row.
Feb 16, 2017

South Salem girls rise to second behind Southridge in latest…

by Miles Vance
Grant's girls fall to No. 3 after losing a league game to Benson
OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - David Douglas (14-7) sits at No. 14 in the OSAA rankings, looking to stay among the top 16 and earn a home game to open the 6A boys playoffs.
Feb 16, 2017

A look at the prep playoff picture

by David Ball
The Corbett girls are in the mix for their first-ever playoff berth at the 4A level
DAN BROOD - Tigard High School senior guard Luke Smith (left) plays tight defense against Tualatin senior Hayden Deuna as he tries to go up to the basket in Tuesday's game.
Feb 16, 2017

Motivated Tigers tip Tualatin in rematch

by Dan Brood
Tigard moves into a tie for second place in the TRL with its 56-48 win over its rival
DAN BROOD - Tigard sophomore Paige LaFountain goes to the basket during the Tigers' win over Tualatin.
Feb 16, 2017

Tigers rally past Wolves in second half

by Dan Brood
Tigard keeps its grip on first place in the TRL standings with a 47-36 win
OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Damascus Christian point guard Savannah Sullivan celebrates after the horn sounded in the Eagles 53-49 win over Country Christian in the Valley 10 title game Thursday night.
Feb 16, 2017

Damascus girls claim top-10 clash

by David Ball
The Eagles topple Country Christian 53-49 in the Valley 10 title game
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Adina Mollusky gets fouled by Lakeridge's Laura Barton during West Linn's 74-33 win over Lakeridge on Tuesday at West Linn High School. TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE
Feb 15, 2017

Slideshow: West Linn 74, Lakeridge 33

by Miles Vance
The Lions beat the Pacers, continue their chase of the 2017 TRL title
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Daria Ruediger works for a shot in her team's 74-33 win over Lakeridge on Tuesday at West Linn High School.
Feb 15, 2017

West Linn girls storm past Lakeridge 74-33, look ahead to state

by Miles Vance
West Linn's girls win big over Lakeridge, get ready for playoffs
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton senior Hunter Sweet and the Beavers jumped into the top five in the latest Class 6A boys basketball coaches poll, landing at fourth with their 19-4 overall record.
Feb 09, 2017

Beaverton jumps two spots to fourth in latest Class 6A boys…

by Miles Vance
Jefferson, Clackamas and West Linn remain 1-2-3 as the regular season nears its end
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Elijah Gonzales scored a game-high 28 points in Tuesday's 71-61 road win over Central Catholic.
Feb 15, 2017

Gonzales-led Clackamas downs Central Catholic, 71-61

by Jim Beseda
Elijah Gonzales had 28 points to pace the league-leading Cavaliers in Tuesday's Mt. Hood Conference road game.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras junior Chad Thurby, front, helped spark a 16-2 Buffs run in the third quarter, and they led 43-37 entering the fourth. Thurby and Kanim Smith led Madras with 12 points apiece.
Feb 15, 2017

Corbett topples Madras boys on senior night

by Will Denner
Buffs hold league tiebreakers over Crook County, Molalla; must win Tuesday at Crook County to make the 4A play-in game.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Teammates mob Joie VanAlstyne (4) after she banked in the go-ahead basket with only seconds remaining in overtime. The shot propelled the Bulldogs to a 46-44 win over Weston-McEwen, a team they had never beaten in league until Saturday.
Feb 15, 2017

Culver sends off girls basketball seniors with a win

by Will Denner
Bulldogs knock off Weston-McEwen on senior night; CBC District Tournament begins Friday night
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Culver boys basketball seniors, from left, Tony Olivares, Ian Stevens, Mike Davis and Chris Munoz-Toledo pose as all four checked in during the fourth quarter against Weston-McEwen last Saturday on senior night.
Feb 15, 2017

Bulldogs boys end season

by Will Denner
Culver finishes with 1-18 record, but has plenty to build on for seasons to come.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras forward Shae Yeahquo (35) weaves around an Estacada defender Friday at home. The Buffs lost the game 61-44.
Feb 15, 2017

Buffs boys stil in the playoff hunt

by Will Denner
Madras plays host to Corbett Thursday before wrapping up the regular season Tuesday at Crook County.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: MATT RAWLINGS - David Douglass Velonika Tuitavake calls for the ball in the post during the Scots 46-42 win at Reynolds on Tuesday.
Feb 15, 2017

David Douglas defeats Reynolds in final moments

by Matt Rawlings
Free throw provide the winning margin in the final minute
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Putnam post Haley Brandel makes a move inside against Wilsonville.
Feb 15, 2017

Girls basketball: Putnam seizes third place in league with win…

by Corey Buchanan
The Kingsmen go on a 21-2 first quarter run and defeat the Wildcats 53-35 at home
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCER - West Linn's Khalid Thomas follows through after throwing down a dunk during his team's 92-74 win over Lakeridge on Tuesday at West Linn High School.
Feb 14, 2017

Slideshow: West Linn 92, Lakeridge 74

by Miles Vance
The Lions turns a TRL showdown into a blowout at West Linn High School
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge point guard Connor Fajardo finishes an and-one three-point play versus Aloha.
Feb 14, 2017

Southridge defense shuts down Aloha

by Matt Singledecker
Skyhawks stonewall Warriors in the second half, setting up big 'Jam the Dam' on Friday
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Rodney Hounshell (right) challenges Lakeridge's Aundree Polk during the Lions' 92-74 win at West Linn High School on Tuesday night.
Feb 14, 2017

West Linn boys rout Lakeridge 92-74

by Miles Vance
The Lions win for an 11th straight time to extend their Three Rivers League lead
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Alyson Miura led all scorers with 24 points to help the Cavaliers clinch the Mt. Hood Conference Grils' basketball title with a 60-20 road win over Central Catholic.
Feb 15, 2017

Clackamas girls down Rams, clinch Mt. Hood title, 60-29

by Jim Beseda
The Cavaliers used a 17-5 run in the third quarter to break open Tuesday game at Central Catholic and clinch their first league title since 2011.
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - Country Christian sophomore Sarah Phillips drives to the hoop during the Cougars' 53-48 win over Regis last Saturday.
Feb 14, 2017

Cougars mount second half comeback

by Conner Williams
Country Christian girls to take on Damascus Christian Thursday for Valley 10 first place
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Elly Bankofier meets defensive resistance from Oregon City's Jadwyn Parrish (33), Brooke Bullock, and N'Dea Flye during the first half of Friday's Mt. Hood Conference game.
Feb 13, 2017

Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest basketball…

by Miles Vance
Clackamas boys and girls sweep past Oregon City in Mt. Hood Conference play
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - Molala seniors Andrew Daniels pulls up for a fade away jumper during the Indians' 67-57 loss to Gladstone last Friday.
Feb 13, 2017

Molalla boys nearly upset Gladstone at home

by Conner Williams
Indians bring game to within five after being down 20 in second quarter
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas guard Elijah Gonzales and the Cavaliers raced past Oregon City with a 66-54 win on Friday night at Oregon City High School.
Feb 12, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from Feb. 10,…

by Miles Vance
The Clackamas boys win their 11th straight game in Mt. Hood Conference play on Friday night